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Address: 1005 Hildene Rd, Manchester, VT 05254
Phone Number: 802-362-1788
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Activities: Skiing
Description: Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary...
Historic home of Robert Todd Lincoln, only child of President and Mary Todd Lincoln to survive to adulthood. The estate has beautiful gardens, restored 1903 wooden Pullman palace car, goat farm and cheesemaking facility, walking trails and cross-country skiing in winter.
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Amazing Grounds and History

My family has been visiting the Manchester area for the past 30 years, but this was the first time we visited Hildene. We have been missing out! Hildene has exceptional grounds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Chicopee, Massachusetts
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Chicopee, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

My family has been visiting the Manchester area for the past 30 years, but this was the first time we visited Hildene. We have been missing out! Hildene has exceptional grounds, amazing views,and our visit was fun for the entire family. Hildene is outstanding because while it provides a rich history about Lincoln and his family, you don't have have... More 

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Duxbury, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Liked: Welcoming Center. Staff (very informative) House (maintained to historic standards) Pullman car. Grounds (would have been simply gorgeous later in spring or in summer!) Walking paths. Abraham Lincoln history included with Robert Todd Lincoln's history. Both offered facts previously unknown to our group. Learning experience. Not a thing to dislike!

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Bondville, Vermont
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is one of Manchester's secrets. The former house of Pres Lincoln son. It is a magical place when it is all covered with white snow. It is a great place to see where history was made

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New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I loved snow shoeing here. The trails are beautiful. This last time I found a hillier trail on the way to the goat farm that was small enough to hike up with an incredible view of the Green Mountains.

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Niskayuna, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We had about 90 minutes to visit yesterday in cold weather. The house was amazing - You could live in it today. Filled with history, but mostly a beautiful home with detailed architectural details. Then we went to see the Pullman car. Very extravagant. Gives you an idea of what it was like to live in those times (if you... More 

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New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We spent several hours, touring the main house, cross country skiing, and enjoy the beauty of the place.

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Plymouth
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Just love Hildene, any season you visit there is something different to do. They have a great gift shop too! Loved being able to see the Pullman car this time.

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CT
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Visited with my family on an "off" day from skiing. We brought our snowshoes and hiked from the visitor center to the Pullman Car for a quick tour and then onto the Farm and back. Our kids (3 and 7) loved having "destinations" and especially loved the goats and sheep at the farm. It was a great pit stop with... More 

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New Canaan, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I took my kids ages 7 and 9 and my dad and his wife to Hildene. We were thinking about having my sister's wedding there and plus we are all interested in history. The property is beautiful. The gardens are beautiful. The views are beautiful. We found out the wedding would be outside in a tent though. As far as... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I wouldn't bring kids here but as mature travellers we enjoyed it. There are 2 brief videos to flesh out the history. The house is full of fascinating architectural details as is the restored Pullman Car. There is a working dairy goat farm that produces cheese, a garden kitchen and gorgeous views.

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